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... 5CHAPTER 2 FINDINGS SUPPLY CHAIN -- CONCEPT OVERVIEW The phrases "supply chain" and "supply-chain management" have become a part of the business lexicon although not everyone shares a universal understanding or use of these terms. This report uses the following definitions of these (and related)
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... 6studies to gain insight into the key issues for applying supplychain strategies. Table 1 identifies report findings on the top 10 benefits, barriers (i.e., issues that harm implementation efforts)
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... 7pricing negotiations) and enabled companies to standardize indirect buying practices, with significant savings.
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... information among organizations and vendors, easing justification for the investment in time and resources to create such links. Because of this, firms that develop supply-chain and enterprise-resource-planning (ERP)
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... 9volume standardized products. For standardized products, there are substantial (50% to 75%)
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... multivendor nationwide parts delivery directly to the appropriate maintenance facility within specific time requirements. For VMI items, the vendor may check items on a fixed schedule or may wait to be notified when stock reaches a minimum level.
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... non-core competencies to leverage operations are utility fleet examples of supply-chain strategies. Asset Management Decisions Drive Parts and Inventory Support Needs Texas Utilities (TXU)

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